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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Magnetics and Inductors

This module introduces the physical principles behind magnetic devices, including magnetic material properties. It develops the concepts of inductance, reluctance and magnetic circuit modeling, and uses these to analyze different inductor structures....
Reading
3 videos (Total 77 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Inductance41m
Reluctance and Magnetic Circuits17m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Inductors26m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Transformers

This module discusses two-winding and multi-winding transformers, and develops inductance matrix and equivalent circuit models for them. It also discusses the physical origin of various non-idealities, including magnetizing and leakage inductances....
Reading
4 videos (Total 123 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Transformer with Non-Idealities40m
Alternate Transformer Models25m
Multi-Winding Transformers34m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Transformers26m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Losses in Magnetic Components

This module covers the various loss mechanisms in inductors and transformers, both in the core and in the winding. Topics covered include hysteresis and eddy current losses, and skin and proximity effects. Models are developed to estimate losses in magnetic components....
Reading
4 videos (Total 132 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Core Losses36m
Winding Losses29m
Proximity Effect2m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Losses in Magnetic Components26m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Design of Magnetic Components

This module describes techniques to design effective magnetic devices. It discusses the benefits of interleaved windings, and develops a procedure to design filter inductors for power electronic converters....
Reading
3 videos (Total 78 min), 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Magnetic Device Design19m
Filter Inductor Design35m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Design of Magnetic Components26m
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Top Reviews

By ZNNov 8th 2016

Good lecture with suitable teaching speed which is helpful because the formulas and abstract magnetic concept are difficult to follow. I recommend this course!

By OTAug 11th 2016

The quality of the slides, and the notes written on them were fantastic. It was a great experience. Looking forward to the capstone project.

Instructor

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Dr. Khurram Afridi

Assistant Professor
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Power Electronics Specialization

Design modern switched-mode power converters; create high-performance control loops around power converters; understand efficiency, power density and cost trade-offs By 2030, 80% of all electrical energy will be processed by power electronics. Professional advantages continue to grow for technical engineers who understand the fundamental principles and technical requirements of modern power conversion systems. This specialization covers design-oriented analysis, modeling and simulation techniques leading to practical engineering of high-performance power electronics systems....
Power Electronics

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